Vikings Episode 4 airs this Thursday night on The History Channel. You didn’t think they would let an entire week go by without a gift from our favorite barbarians, did you? Of course not. Three sneak peeks are here to tide you over until Thursday.
Vikings Season 4 Episode 3: “Mercy”
Directed by Ciaran Donnelly
Written and created by Michael Hirst
Starring Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Gustaf Skarsgard, Ben Robson, Maude Hirst, Morgane Polanski, Lothaire Bluteau, Linus Roache, Jennie Jacques, Moe Dunford, Alyssa Sutherland, Amy Bailey The History Channel
Air Date: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016, 10:00pm
Last week on Vikings, Aethelwulf (Moe Dunford) led a mission to stamp down the Mercia rebellion and rescue Queen Kwenthrith (Amy Bailey). King Ecbert (Linus Roache) really didn’t care about her. He just wanted her boy, Magnus (Lothbrok?), saved. While husband’s away, the cat Judith (Jennie Jacques) will play… artist by defying gender bias (with Ecbert’s help), and study art with Athelstan’s doppelganger. Ecbert made her so happy. Rollo mimed war strategy with Count Odo (Owen Roe). Count Odo is secretly plotting against the Emperor and Princess (Lothaire Bluteau and Morgane Polanski). His confidante mistress is secretly plotting with someone else against Count Odo. Rollo (Clive Standen) is so out of his league. He tries a makeover to please Princess Gisla who laughs at him. Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) escapes and the kids find him. He is strung up with water torture. Bjorn tries to survive in the snowy wilderness. Ragnar pities Helga (Travis Fimmel and Maude Hirst), and helps her bury her child.
Vikings Season 4 Episode 2: “Kill The Queen”
Created by Michael Hirst
Starring Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Gustaf Skarsgard, Ben Robson, Maude Hirst, Morgane Polanski, Lothaire Bluteau The History Channel
Air Date: Thursday, February 25th, 2015, 10:00pm
Last week on Vikings, Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) finally awoke to a Kattegat full of Parisian riches, and Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) tied to a stump in the cold for the murder of Athelstan. Kalf (Ben Robson) named he and Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) co-rulers, but Einar (and some others) are pissed. Kalf makes an example of him, and Lagertha castrates him. Rollo and Princess Gisla (Clive Standen and Morgane Polanski) marry, and he is a gentleman on the wedding night. He is less than a gentleman when he brings an army to slaughter all the vikings camped outside of Paris. Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) leaves for the wilderness to prove to his father that he can survive. The Seer (John Kavanagh) tells Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) that a woman will one day rule Kattegat.
Vikings has given us another glimpse at the increased 20-episode season 4. I think I look forward to these little tidbits as much as the actual new episodes. Last week’s premiere found Floki (Gustaf SkarsgÃ¥rd) tied up, Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) awake, Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) leaving for the wilderness, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) is now an equal earl with Kalf (Ben Robson), and Rollo (Clive Standen) getting married. And that’s just one episode!